Package : perl
Vulnerability : design flaws
Problem type : local
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-5302 CVE-2008-5303
Debian Bug : 286905 286922
Paul Szabo rediscovered a vulnerability in the File::Path::rmtree
function of Perl. It was possible to exploit a race condition to create
setuid binaries in a directory tree or remove arbitrary files when a
process is deleting this tree. This issue was originally known as
CVE-2005-0448 and CVE-2004-0452, which were addressed by DSA-696-1 and
DSA-620-1. Unfortunately, they were reintroduced later.
For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 5.10.0-18 and will migrate to the testing distribution (lenny)
We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch